by Paul Avison
The following is perhaps one of the worst examples of how to manage highways during roadworks. To this observer it represents a cavalier and negligent attitude towards cyclists.
|A sign advising no overtaking cyclists through roadworks.|
However Chapter 8 states in para D3.32.18 ‘When cycle routes and other facilities for the exclusive use of cyclists and pedestrians are affected by roadworks the changes should be clearly signed well in advance of the roadworks’.
the Ipswich Rd roundabout, pedestrians |
are directed across to the south side
of Cowdray Avenue.
No direction for cyclists!
Para D3.32.19 says: "Where there is cycle provision, such as cycle lanes or tracks, efforts should be made to keep these open or to provide an acceptable alternative during the road works."
Neither of these requirements are being met.
south across the carriageway|
crossing, signs for pedestrians but
cyclists are ignored.
If ECC Highways is to retain respect, these shortcomings should be resolved without delay.